The production of kynurenic acid from derivatives closely related to tryptophane serves as a means of indicating whether the animal organism is able to accomplish the changes necessary to convert such derivatives into tryptophane itself, or into some product intermediate in the transformation of tryptophane to kynurertic acid. With this in mind, a number of l-tryptophane and indole derivatives were prepared and administered to rabbits, both per os and subcutaneously, in amounts molecularly equivalent to 1 gm. of tryptophane and the kynurenic acid produced was estimated.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1934 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Bauguess, Lyle C. and Berg, Clarence P.
"The Production of Kynurenic Acid from Tryptophane and Indole Derivatives,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 41(1), 174-175.
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